Autumn Semester 2020 takes place in a mixed form of online and classroom teaching.
Please read the published information on the individual courses carefully.
RNA Biology Lecture Series II: Non-coding RNAs: Biology and Therapeutics
|Semester||Autumn Semester 2017|
|Periodicity||two-yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Abstract||This course covers aspects of RNA biology related to the functions of non-coding RNAs as well as their use as drugs to treat diseases.|
|Objective||The students should get familiar with the wide array of roles, which non-coding RNAs play in cellular functions.|
|Content||Micro RNAs; computational approaches to miRNAs; micro RNA function in metabolism; viruses and viral RNAs; nucleic acid-based drugs; ncRNA-mediated genome regulation; epigenetic programming of genome remodelling in ciliates; telomerase and telomeres; tRNA biology. http://www.nccr-rna-and-disease.ch/tiki-index.php?page=LectureSeries|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Basic knowledge of cell and molecular biology.|